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PIL plea seeks revocation of 'Mersal' censor certificate

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An advocate has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to revoke the censor certificate issued to Vijay-starrer Mersal on the ground that the movie shows the country in poor light by propagating misleading information about its healthcare sector as well as the recently introduced General Sales Tax (GST) regime.

The petitioner, A. Ashvathaman of Mylapore in Chennai, wondered how the CBFC cleared the movie for public exhibition “even though the film was full of wrong propaganda about the country and contained fake dialogues and scenes which would lead to misconception about our new taxation system.”

The petitioner said, “The story of the film does not demand the above said scenes and dialogues which contained fake and fabricated particulars.... The CBFC is duty-bound to see that the young and impressionable minds are guarded against subtle machinations of pseudo artists and producers as the youngsters try to emulate what they have seen in the movies.”


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